August 11th, 2011
Betty L. Schroer, 88, of 519 Westhaven Drive, New Bremen, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1923, in St. Marys, to Virgil and Malinda (Gieseke) Horn.
On Sept. 25, 1955, she married Curtis Schroer, and he survives her in New Bremen.
She is also survived by her son, Dwight Schroer of New Bremen; a daughter, Kathleen (Eugene) Aufderhaar of Bluffton.
Joyce E. Kogge, 75, of 211 N. Vine St., St. Marys, died at 7:51 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
She was born on Jan. 9, 1936, in St. Marys, the daughter of E.B. and Lillian (Piper) Hall, and they preceded her in death.
On Feb. 22, 1952, she married LeRoy Kogge, and he survives her at the residence.
Robert E. Goodwin, 91, of 6141 County Road 33A, St. Marys, died on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at his residence.
He was born on July 31, 1911, the son of William and Zelia (Dixon) Goodwin, and they preceded him in death.
On May 23, 1940, at the United Church of Christ in New Bremen, he married Grace W. Sollman, and she preceded him in death in February 1987.
He is survived by a son, Gary (Bonnie) Goodwin of Wapakoneta; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren.
ST. MARYS — A local board of education approved a new face of its district during its meeting Wednesday evening.
Members of the St. Marys Board of Education approved Jerry Skiver as the interim superintendent. The motion came after board members entered into executive session to discuss compensation of a public employee or official early on in the meeting and then reconvened.
Skiver, who will be in the position for the 2011-12 school year, will officially begin his contract Monday.
ST. MARYS — Seven people competing for a pair of board of education spots highlight a packed ballot in November.
ST. MARYS — Gabrielle Keller was named queen Wednesday night in the 2011 St. Marys SummerFest Little Miss Pageant held in the St. Marys Memorial High School Performing Arts Center.
The pageant hosted 30 contestants between the ages of 5 and 7 this year, double last year’s amount.
“The first 15 spots were full within a half a day,” Co-Chair Becky Ruvoldt said, noting the large demand caused them to open the pageant up to more girls.
WAPAKONETA — A second Dayton man in less than a week was arrested in Auglaize County on drug charges.
In a news release issued by Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon, Vernon J. Graham, 37, of Dayton, was arrested by members of the Grand Lake Drug Task Force for allegedly delivering crack cocaine and heroin to the area.
Wednesday, Aug. 10
7 p.m. — LITTLE MISS SUMMERFEST PAGEANT, Performing Arts Center, Memorial High School.
Thursday, Aug. 11 — Supper and Sounds in the Park
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — ARTFEST EXHIBIT, Public Library.
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. — SUPPER IS SERVED — Memorial Park.
5:40 p.m. – DINNER ENTERTAINMENT — Gazebo.
6 p.m. - BOOK SALE PRESALE — Trading Company.
6:45 p.m. — OPENING CEREMONIES — Memorial Park
NEW BREMEN — A Dayton man was arrested near New Bremen Monday night on drug charges.
According to a news release issued by Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon, at 7 p.m. Monday, members of the Auglaize/Mercer County Grand Lake Drug Task Force, New Bremen Police, Auglaize County Sheriff’s Deputies, St. Marys Police, Wapakoneta Police and Minster Police arrested Tyrone E. Howard, 31.
ST. MARYS — A local library is hosting its annual art festival, which is an extension of an annual community festival, this week.
The 22nd Annual St. Marys Summer Artfest kicked off with a reception on Sunday.
“We presented our awards on Sunday at 3 p.m.,” St. Marys Community Public Library Director Sue Pittman said. “This was the first year all the recipients were present.”
Artfest, which features 82 pieces and which is organized by the Artfest Committee, runs through this Sunday.